patch to emit debug into emitted classes

Bryce McKinlay mckinlay@redhat.com
Thu Apr 7 05:57:00 GMT 2005


Ranjit Mathew wrote:

>>If I don't hear any objections, I plan to check this in to HEAD in order
>>for it to receive more widespread testing ;-)
>>    
>>
>
>Thanks Bryce. This, the new stack-trace infrastructure
>and the enabling of the new verifier are some of the
>things I wish had made it to 4.0, especially since it'll
>be the release that'll be exposed to a lot of people
>via Fedora. :-/
>  
>

I'm still hoping to sneak the stack infrastructure into 4.0. Its been on 
HEAD long enough now that any major bugs should have been shaken out. If 
there are major objections to putting such a large patch in at this late 
stage, then we should at least be able to patch it in to Fedora's GCJ 
package. Ideally, though, I'd like to see it in the official release.

I'm not quite so sure about Per's debug info patch, though - it should 
at least be given some time for testing on HEAD before we consider it 
for 4.0.

>For the verifier, I guess we can resurrect the
>"-fnew-verifier" flag on the 4.0 branch (and, dare
>I say, make it the default).
>

This one I'm not really so worried about - anyone who's doing serious 
bytecode->native compilation ought to be using the BC-ABI anyway, which 
will always use the new verifier. I think porting the patch over would 
be pretty harmless, though, so we can do that if aph approves.

Regards

Bryce



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